MANCHESTER: Cheap Hotel Rooms in Manchester
Once set at the commercial heart of Lancashire’s cotton trade and home to endless dark, satanic mills and workers’ hovels, modern-day Manchester is now a cosmopolitan city with a varied selection of hotels at all price levels.
Low Season: Winter months is the low season because of the low temperatures, November to February. Average Daily Rates of:
- 2 Star: $50 - $200
- 3 Star: $40 - $300
- 4 Star: $70 - $350
- 2 Star: $50 - $200
- 3 Star: $55- $250
- 4 Star: $85 - $355
Known as the ‘Capital of the North’, the city is famed for its culture, music and sport as well as for its university, theatres and regenerated shopping district. Recently-developed Salford Quays is its trendiest corner, set along the historic Manchester Ship Canal originally built to transport manufactures goods to the massive port of Liverpool. Mancunians are England’s friendliest people, welcoming visitors to the proud city and its numerous local pubs and the regenerated town centre attracts the young and trendy to its vibrant ambience.
Key attractionsFans of the ‘beautiful game’ of football will choose the Manchester City and Manchester United clubs as the city’s key attractions, but there’s a lot more to Manchester than sporting events.
The imposing, Gothic town hall, the 16th century Castlefield walls, Manchester Cathedral, the Imperial War Museum, Chinatown and the concerts given by Northern School of Music students are all part of the kaleidoscope which forms this multi-cultural city.
The charming artworks of Manchester’s own famous artist, L.S. Lowry are on display at the Lowry Gallery.
Having funFun comes as standard in Manchester, both for its students, other residents and visitors. There’s a huge choice of international eateries here as well as great pub grub and the inevitable fish and chip shops, and Chinatown’s ethnic eateries are totally authentic.
Rusholm district’s Curry Mile is crammed with Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants.
The nightlife scene varies from upmarket bars and night haunts in top hotels through to famous dance clubs and the converted railway buildings at Deansgate Locks. There’s also the jazz and rock clubs off Oxford Road.
Eight theatres give regular performances and the city’s traditional pubs offer live music at weekends.
ShoppingManchester’s central shopping district is one of the UK’s most diverse, and is easily covered on foot or by metro-shuttle. The entire district was renovated after the devastating IRA bombings, and the result is spectacular, including a Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and designer boutiques such as Vivienne Westwood and Armani.
For bargain hunters there’s the largest Primark in the UK, and Salford Quays boasts a factory outlet mall. The Northern Quarter is Manchester’s Soho with its quirky fashion, music and art shops, and Chinatown is fun for its ethnic stores.
NearbyManchester is just an hour’s drive away from Chester, originally a Roman city and now a charming town with cobbled streets, unique two-story shopping lanes and excellent restaurants.
Another hour’s journey brings you to the Welsh seaside towns of Llandudno and Prestatyn, and buzzing Liverpool is just over an hour away with its Albert Dock, heritage buildings and the famous Mersey Ferry.
The Derbyshire Peak District is just 30 kms from Manchester, and boasts wild moorland vistas and charming small villages.
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